Politicians and activists detained in early morning raids in crackdown linked to ‘primaries’ democrats held last year.
Sam Cheung and Wong Ji-yuet march on a street during campaigning for the primary election that the democrats organised to selected their candidates for the legislative elections [File: Lam Yik/Reuters]
Dozens of Hong Kong opposition politicians and activists were arrested on Wednesday morning under the territory’s national security law accused of ‘subversion’ over the primary elections democrats held last July to choose their candidates for legislative elections.
Local media said at least 50 people had been detained in the early morning raids, the biggest crackdown so far under the security law that was imposed by Beijing on June 30. A senior police source who